Dr Md Younus

Md Younus
Adjunct Fellow
School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts

Dr Younus, PhD (Adelaide), MPhil (Waikato), MSc and BSc (first class second in Geography, DU) has started work at the discipline of Geography, Environment and Population, Adelaide University, South Australia as a Visiting Research Fellow in June, 2011. He was assigned as a team member with various international research activities, such as: Ford Foundation, International Water Management Institute, BUP, ADB, WMO, Global Water Partnership and the University of Waikato. He has presented papers in various international seminars in the USA, Norway, Finland, Australia, Bangladesh and the UK. Younus worked with Professors Drs Nick Harvey, Richard Warrick, Q K Ahmad, K B Sajjadur Rasheed, Munir Morad, and Martin Williams. He was a Scientific Reviewer of IPCC Fourth (2007) and Fifth (2014) assessment reports on adaptation. He has published two books (one from Springer, Netherlands in 2014 and another from Germany) regarding climate change vulnerability and adaptation; and significant number of articles/papers (23 research documents) in refereed international journals and proceedings. Dr Younus is a Board Member of Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics (ANZSEE); and members / Life members of 18 Societies along with the Association of American Geographers, Institute of Australian Geographers, the Royal Geographical Society - Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG), Regional Studies Association (UK), International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE), Bangladesh Geographical Society, BNGA, the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia, Field Geology Club of South Australia and Bangla Academy. He is a Fellow of RGS-IBG. He taught several courses on environment (Environmental Studies: Climate Change and Human Adaptations, Environmental Decision Making Tools, Research Project Design and Management, cities as human environments) in Flinders University, Australia; and he also delivered special lectures in Dhaka University and Adelaide University. Dr Younus has evaluated ANU Doctoral thesis, NOAA's grant application, and many articles for international refereed journals as a referee. Younus is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, Imperial College Press, UK. He is a Councilor of the RGSSA and Vice President of the Bangladesh Australia Society of South Australia (BASSA) Inc.

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Dr Md Younus

Dr Younus, PhD (Adelaide), MPhil (Waikato), MSc and BSc (first class second in Geography, DU) has started work at the discipline of Geography, Environment and Population, Adelaide University, South Australia as a Visiting Research Fellow in June, 2011. He was assigned as a team member with various international research activities, such as: Ford Foundation, International Water Management Institute, BUP, ADB, WMO, Global Water Partnership and the University of Waikato. He has presented papers in various international seminars in the USA, Norway, Finland, Australia, Bangladesh and the UK. Younus worked with Professors Drs Nick Harvey, Richard Warrick, Q K Ahmad, K B Sajjadur Rasheed, Munir Morad, and Martin Williams. He was a Scientific Reviewer of IPCC Fourth (2007) and Fifth (2014) assessment reports on adaptation. He has published two books (one from Springer, Netherlands in 2014 and another from Germany) regarding climate change vulnerability and adaptation; and significant number of articles/papers (23 research documents) in refereed international journals and proceedings. Dr Younus is a Board Member of Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics (ANZSEE); and members / Life members of 18 Societies along with the Association of American Geographers, Institute of Australian Geographers, the Royal Geographical Society - Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG), Regional Studies Association (UK), International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE), Bangladesh Geographical Society, BNGA, the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia, Field Geology Club of South Australia and Bangla Academy. He is a Fellow of RGS-IBG. He taught several courses on environment (Environmental Studies: Climate Change and Human Adaptations, Environmental Decision Making Tools, Research Project Design and Management, cities as human environments) in Flinders University, Australia; and he also delivered special lectures in Dhaka University and Adelaide University. Dr Younus has evaluated ANU Doctoral thesis, NOAA's grant application, and many articles for international refereed journals as a referee. Younus is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, Imperial College Press, UK. He is a Councilor of the RGSSA and Vice President of the Bangladesh Australia Society of South Australia (BASSA) Inc.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2011 - 2018 Visiting Research Fellow University of Adelaide
2011 - 2013 Lecturer Flinders University
1994 - 2001 Research Fellow University of Waikato and BUP - Collaborative International Research Project

Language Competencies

Language Competency
Arabic Can read
Bengali Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
Dhaka University Bangladesh BSc in Geography (Honours) (First Class Third)
Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Adelaide Australia PhD
University of Waikato New Zealand MPhil
Dhaka University Bangladesh MSc in Geography (Thesis) (First Class Second)

Certifications

Date Title Institution name Country
Skills Workshop on Environmental Impact Assessment United States Agency for International Development / Irrigation Support Project for Asia and Near East (ISPAN) Bangladesh

Journals

Date Citation
2017 Younus,M, 2017, Adapting to climate change in the coastal regions of Bangladesh: proposal for the formation of community-based adaptation committees, Environmental Hazards, 16, 1, 21-49 10.1080/17477891.2016.1211984
2015 Shaw, Jennie,, 2015, Vulnerability to climate change adaptation in rural Bangladesh, Climate Policy, 15, 3, 410-412 10.1080/14693062.2015.1007837
2015 Younus,MAF, 2015, Crop adaptation processes to extreme floods in Bangladesh: a case study, Environmental Hazards, 14, 1, 36-53 10.1080/17477891.2014.986041
2014 Younus,MAF, Harvey,N, 2014, Economic consequences of failed autonomous adaptation to extreme floods: a case study from Bangladesh, Local Economy, 29, 1-2, 22-37 10.1177/0269094213515175
2014 Younus,M, 2014, Flood vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in Bangladesh: a review, Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, 16, 3, 1450024-1-1450024-28 10.1142/S1464333214500240
2014 Younus,MAF, Sharna,SS, 2014, Combination of community-based vulnerability and adaptation to storm surges in coastal regions of Bangladesh, Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, 16, 4, 1450036-1-1450036-36 10.1142/S1464333214500367
2013 Younus,M, Harvey,N, 2013, Community-based flood vulnerability and adaptation assessment: a case study from Bangladesh, Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, 15, 3, 1-32 10.1142/S1464333213500105
2012 Younus,MA, 2012, Farmers household information in Bangladesh: significant indicators for assessing vulnerability and adaptation, Journal of the Bangladesh National Geographical Association, 37, 1-2, 1-20
2011 Younus,M, Harvey,N, 2011, Autonomous adaptation to extreme floods in Bangladesh as a case: can adaptation in south Asia cope with extreme hydrological profile of the GBM River basin?, Oriental Geographer, 52, 1&2, 1-10
2007 Younus,MA, Bedford,R, Morad,M, 2007, Food security implications of failure of autonomous crop adaptation to extreme flood events: a case study in Bangladesh, Asia Pacific Journal on Environment and Development, 14, 1, 19-39
2005 Younus,MA, Bedford, R.,, Morad, M.,, 2005, Not so high and dry: examination of the patterns of 'autonomous adjustment' to major flooding events in Bangladesh, Geography, 90, 2, 112-120
1994 Paul, S.,, Habibullah,, Younus, M,, 1994, Climate and Sea Level Change: Impact on the Coastal District Bhola in Bangladesh, June 1994, pp 19-37, BUP, Dhaka, Development Debate (Unnyan Bitarka),, 30 - Troyodosh Barsha, 2, 19-37
1993 Younus,MA, Rahman, K.,, 1993, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES IN BANGLADESH: AN ANALYSIS ON WORK LOAD FACTOR, Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine, 12, 1, 30-35
1993 Younus,MA, Rahman, K,, 1993, CHANGING PATTERN OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES IN BANGLADESH: A GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYSIS, Indian Journal of Landscapes Systems and Ecological Studies, Vol. 17, No. 1, 119-127

Books

Date Citation
2014 Younus,MAF, 2014, Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in Bangladesh, Springer
2011 Younus,M, 2011, Adaptation to climate change in Bangladesh: with particular reference to the extreme flood events and farmers’ crop adaptation, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 1-180

Conference Papers

Date Citation
2014 Younus,MA, Sharna,SS, Rahman,TB, 2014, Integrated assessment and decision-support tool for community-based vulnerability and adaptation to storm surges in four coastal areas in Bangladesh, Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics 2013 Conference, Canberra, Australia
2014 Alam, T,, Younus, M,, 2014, Responses of migrant communities to extreme heat in South Australia: a case study in the city of Port Adelaide Enfield, Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics 2013 Conference, Australian National Universituy
2012 Younus,M, Harvey,N, Rahman,T, 2012, Community-based assessment of vulnerability and adaptation to storm surges: A case study in Barguna, a coastal town in Bangladesh, Practical Responses to Climate Change (PRCC), Canberra
2007 Younus,MA, 2007, Autonomous adaptation to the extreme flood events in Bangladesh as a case: can adaptation in South Asia cope with the extreme hydrological profile of the GBM River basins in foreseeable climate change?, International Conference on Climate and Water, Helsinki, Finland
2007 Younus, M,, 2007, Can failure effects of 'autonomous adaptation' to extreme flood events in South Asia cope With future climate change? - a case of Bangladesh, Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics (ANZSEE), Noosaville, Queensland, Australia
2005 Younus,MA, 2005, Climate-induced Flooding, Autonomous Adjustments and Human Security in Bangladesh–a Geographical Assessment, Human Security and Climate Change An International Workshop, Oslo, Norway, 21–23 June 2005,, Human Security and Climate Change An International Workshop, Oslo, Oslo, Norway
2002 Younus,MA, 2002, Autonomous crop adaptation processes to extreme floods: a case study in Bangladesh, Practical Responses to Climate Change Conference, Canberra, Australia

Report for External Bodies

Date Citation
2004 Ahmad,Q, Karim,Z, Haq,K, Quasem,M, Hussain,I, Rahman,K, Chakravorty,N, Ali,N, Akhter,R, Hasan,M et al, 2004, Bangladesh country report: pro-poor intervention strategies in irrigated agriculture in Asia: poverty in irrigated agriculture: issues and options, IWMI, Colombo, Sri Lanka 10.5337/2011.0043

Theses

Date Citation
2010 Younus,MA; 2010; Community-based autonomous adaptation and vulnerability to extreme floods in Bangladesh: processes, assessment and failure effects
2001 Younus,MA; 2001; COPING WITH FLOODING IN RURAL BANGLADESH: A CASE STUDY OF ADJUSTMENTS BY FARMERS IN ISLAMPUR THANA
1993 Younus,MA; 1993; INEQUALITY PATTERN OF HEALTH RESOURCES IN BANGLADESH: WITH SPECIAL FOCUS ON TWO SELECTED THANAS

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2016 - 2017 Member Fellow, the Royal Geographical Society - Institute of British Geographers United Kingdom
2015 Member Member, The Australian Sociological Association Australia
2015 Member member, the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia Inc Australia
2015 Member member, The Field Geology Club of South Australia Inc Australia
2015 - 2016 Member member, Association of American Geographers United States
2015 Member Life Member, Bangladesh National Geographical Association
2014 Member, Regional Studies Association United Kingdom
2007 Member The International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE)
2007 Board Member Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics (ANZSEE)
2005 - 2016 Member Member, Institute of Australian Geographers Australia
2005 member, Geographical Society of NSW Australia
2004 Member Member, Society for International Development (SID), Bangladesh Chapter
2001 member, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh Bangladesh
1998 member, New Zealand Geographical Society
1988 Member Life Member, Bangla Academy Bangladesh
1986 Member Life Member, Bangladesh Geographical Society

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2007 - 2015 Member Executive Board, ANZSEE ANZSEE Australia

Board Memberships

Date Role Board name Institution name Country
2016 - 2018 Vice-President Vice President Bangladesh Australia Society of South Australia Incorporated Australia
2016 - 2018 Council Executive Committee The Royal Geograhical Society of South Australia Inc Australia

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Country
2015 - 2017 Associate Editor Associate Editor, Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management United Kingdom
Position
Adjunct Fellow
Phone
83133805
Fax
8313 3772
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Kenneth Wills Building
Room Number
5 36
Org Unit
Geography, Environment and Population

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